GANGLAND BARIGA

I’ve always wondered why Bariga never ranked in notoriety with Ajegunle in the past when people often referred to the latter in the superlatives when it comes to the notorious. Interestingly, when it comes to both locations, my insight is first-hand. But because so much has been said about Ajegunle, I’d simply talk about the […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY ODYSSEY

Having witnessed once how difficult it is to get about freely in Nigeria‘s North when politics and electioneering are in top gear, I’d decided not to be found anywhere around the North at such times. However, I had commitments (which had lingered for so long and had I not done the journey at the time […]

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AMBODE’S HEADACHE

Days back when Lagos’ Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode returned from the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Abuja, armed with his Expression of Interest, as well as Nomination Form to contest for re-election in next year’s election, I thought his re-election was all but signed, sealed and delivered. This is because with the decamping […]

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REMEMBER LEAH SHARIBU

We are too quick to forget about things in Nigeria. Unlike other countries, Nigeria doesn’t have a nationally accepted history. History here is the most subjective as can be anywhere else on the face of the earth. Even current affairs isn’t spared the misfortune of distortions, sometimes while it’s unfolding right before our very eyes. […]

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WHY IT TOOK THIRTY YEARS TO BURY MY TOWNSMAN

So, I was in the homeland for the greater part of last week, and onto the weekend to attend an uncle’s funeral, representing myself and my family. I intend to write about an aspect of Igbo Funerals I’d neglected in my series on the subject, but for now I’ll like to share something else that […]

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LIVE FOREVER, RAS KIMONO

It’s been more than a week since the death of Ras Kimono was announced. His songs moulded much of my childhood, in the days when conscious music could top the chats, not only in Nigeria, but outside of it as well. Twas from “Brother Nnamdi“, who lived in the next house to ours, and was […]

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ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK UP

Early last week, I decided to follow my advice to my patients to do medical checks at least once a year. I decided against a nearby private medical centre because of the cost, and also because I wanted to have a feel of what public health care looks like in Lagos personally. I went to […]

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